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What is CPR?

In CPR, Health and Safety by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, better known as CPR is an emergency procedure consisting of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compressions. CPR, with rescue breaths, allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs. Organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can also keep a person alive, or as some put it, “dead” until further treatment can be administered to help the victim in …

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One Minute of Video Based CPR Training could Save Lives

In CPR, Research by Paul Martin1 Comment

A new report has verified something we’ve been saying for years.  Video based CPR training works.  And researchers have just revealed findings from a controlled study that took place in a shopping mall.  The researchers used a one minute video with the goal of improving responsiveness and to teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. The near-100 …

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How long should you continue CPR? Longer than 30 Minutes

In CPR, Research by Paul Martin2 Comments

A new study has found that keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors.  The sooner that CPR is started after someone’s heart stops, the better.  That we can all agree on.  Now, Japanese researchers report that continuing CPR for a half-hour or more may help victims survive with good brain function – even after a …

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Online CPR Certification, Not a Scam: Gossip, Lies, & Misconceptions

In Approval, Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Effectiveness, ProTrainings by Scott Andersen10 Comments

We’ve been receiving some pretty emotionally-charged messages lately from rival CPR instructors in our neck of the Internet, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some of the misconceptions people have about online CPR training, particularly the training we offer here at ProCPR. There are some CPR instructors out there who will tell you that all online …

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Australian Man saves Wallaby from Drowning with CPR

In CPR, Rescues by Paul Martin1 Comment

Mick Hussin has saved a couple of animals with CPR.  The first time was about ten years ago, when he saved a malnourished Great Dane-Rottweiler puppy.  He said the puppy had worn its paws down to the bone trying to escape from a concrete enclosure.  This time, however, it was a much larger animal. Hussin was relaxing with a beer …

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Should Bartenders be Required to Learn CPR?

In CPR, CPR, Training by Paul Martin4 Comments

That’s the question that has been brought up by a lawmaker in Utah, who wants bartenders to undergo CPR training to deal with emergencies on the job.  Rep. Spencer Cox plans to pursue a statewide requirement. He feels that the training makes sense in places that serve or sell alcohol, because there is a greater potential for violence and fighting.  …

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Study finds CPR is Underused by Minorities

In CPR by Paul Martin3 Comments

A recent study has shown that cost, fear and a lack of information are some of the major reasons that many minority groups in U.S. cities don’t perform CPR, or even learn it.  The study suggests that the way CPR classes are pitched may need to change, to get more people trained.  For traditional, in-classroom courses, they were promoted to …

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Pennsylvania Requires High Performance CPR for EMS

In CPR, CPR, Effectiveness by Paul Martin1 Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, made a special announcement in March 2013.  The state would be requiring their emergency medical services personnel to use High Performance CPR beginning on July 1, 2013. ALL EMS personnel, QRS, BLS, and ALS EMS Agencies will be using the high performance CPR approach to manage cardiac arrests beginning July 1, 2013. …